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The end of the year is a time to reflect on the major moments, milestones and memories of the last 12 months. How did this year affect your career, your goals, your plans for the future? What rescue, response or incident sticks out in your mind? Check out our coverage to view the year’s top photos, read our analysis of the biggest industry moments and vote for the top EMS news story of the year.

Daily reading will make you a better provider, stronger leader and a more gracious colleague
Remembering the dedication and selflessness of those who sacrificed their lives in the service of their communities
Collecting and communicating the big EMS news of 2023
Which event will have the biggest impact on EMS? Cast your vote
More staff, better leaders needed
Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson tackle paramedics behaving badly, violence, medical errors and the premature end of the ET3 model
First responders went beyond the call of duty, pulling animals from sinkholes, frozen ponds and bear dens
People don’t leave bad jobs; they leave bad managers. Are you taking the steps to build relationships with your providers?
A flight paramedic shares her harrowing experience of a severe allergic reaction to medication and her gratitude to the flight nurse who treated her
A carnival crisis, cliffhangers, underground escapes and fiery extractions: First responders answered the call in 2023
Chris and Kelly tackle EMS safety, resiliency, onboarding, the duty to act and more hot topics in Inside EMS
Our co-hosts recount the EMS stories that generated the most debate on the podcast during the year; do you agree with their conclusions?
Remembering the service and the selflessness of those lost this year
Cathy Trainor worked at a refugee center shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, where she treated people suffering the mental and physical effects of war
5 ways a good partner can make the shift go more smoothly and improve patient and provider safety
“It’s not that kindness and altruism in our profession – and the world in general – is becoming rarer, it’s that it happens so often that it’s not news”
“The most important part of my life is to help and uplift other people, so there’s no way I can give up now,” says 34-year-old J.C. LaVerde
Firefighter Megan Warfield leapt into action to help a victim in an overturned car after being involved in a multi-vehicle crash – and gave birth 23 hours later
What we can learn about retention from EMS rising stars
Check out the results from this year’s polls, which captured the pulse of the EMS1 community throughout 2022
The year was full of disaster responses but also brought impressive extrications, off-duty saves, helpful Boy Scouts and a rampaging camel
From locally, to Ecuador and Ukraine, EMS and fire organizations stepped up to make a difference both at home and internationally
Take advantage of new resources to prevent over- and under-triage, and to guide transportation decisions
This year’s strangest tales involved a medic who won a lottery, providers treating family members, a heroic dispatcher, unfriendly animals and unique car crashes
Check out the guests, the controversy and the takeaways that garnered these episodes of Inside EMS an EMS One-Stop the most listens of the year
In this episode, our co-hosts look back at the articles that created the most buzz among the EMS1 community
As we reflect on the last 12 months, we remember the sacrifice of EMS professionals who selflessly gave their lives in service of their communities
Surgery was not the only lifeline for me after a potentially career-ending injury
Thousands of miles apart, two public safety professionals point to detailed plans as the reason for their organizations’ disaster response success